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CYPRUS FILM DAYS 2022

Cyprus Film Days all set to celebrate its 20th edition

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- The Mediterranean island’s biggest festival is focusing both on emerging international and local talents, and on award-winning filmmakers

Cyprus Film Days all set to celebrate its 20th edition
Patchwork by Petros Charalambous

The Cyprus Film Days International Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a selection spanning three main programmes. The largest international film event on Cyprus will take place in the physical presence of the audience from 8-16 April, in its usual venues in the country’s two biggest cities: at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and the Zena Palace Cinema in Nicosia. As at previous editions, the artistic part is managed by a three-member artistic committee, consisting of film scholar Dr Costas Constantinides, director-producer Tonia Mishiali and director-producer Marios Stylianou.

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The Glocal Images International Competition showcases works that represent international trends but still retain a degree of local character, and comprises nine feature films. They are .Dog [+see also:
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by Yianna Americanou (Cyprus/Greece), 107 Mothers [+see also:
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by Peter Kerekes (Slovakia/Czech Republic/Ukraine), Broadway [+see also:
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by Christos Massalas (Greece/France/Romania), Celts [+see also:
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by Milica Tomovic (Serbia), The Man With the Answers by Stelios Kammitsis (Cyprus/Greece/Italy), Nuuccha by Vladimir Munkuev (Russia), Sisterhood [+see also:
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by Dina Duma (North Macedonia/Kosovo/Montenegro), Utama [+see also:
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interview: Alejandro Loayza
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by Alejandro Loayza Grisi (Bolivia/Uruguay/France) and Yuni [+see also:
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by Kamila Andini (Indonesia/Singapore/France/Australia).

Furthermore, the two Cypriot productions in the Glocal Images International Competition, .Dog and The Man With the Answers, are participating in the Cypriot Films Competition Section, along with Patchwork [+see also:
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by Petros Charalambous (Cyprus/Israel/Slovenia), which is also the festival’s opening film, and The Rose Valley by Christoforos Roditis (Cyprus).

The five-member international jury that will hand out the Cyprus Film Days Awards is headed up by the artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karel Och, and includes film producer Alise Gelze, festival producer at the Raindance Film Festival David Martinez, Cypriot actress Daphne Alexander and head of the programming department of the Mastercard OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema Greg Stepniak.

The non-competitive Viewfinder section will include six multi-award-winning films by both emerging and well-established directors that have previously had a successful run on the festival circuit. Among them are Brighton 4th [+see also:
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by Levan Koguashvili (Georgia/Russia/Bulgaria/Monaco/USA), Belfast [+see also:
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by Kenneth Branagh (UK), Compartment No. 6 [+see also:
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interview: Juho Kuosmanen
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by Juho Kuosmanen (Finland/Russia/Estonia/Germany), Lamb [+see also:
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interview: Valdimar Jóhannsson
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by Valdimar Jóhannsson (Iceland/Sweden/Poland), Pleasure [+see also:
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interview: Ninja Thyberg
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by Ninja Thyberg (Sweden/Netherlands/France) and The Worst Person in the World [+see also:
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by Joachim Trier (Norway/France/Sweden/Denmark).

Cyprus Film Days is co-organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre in Limassol, under the auspices of the municipalities of Limassol and Nicosia.

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